4 customisable OKR examples for Infrastructure Architect

What are Infrastructure Architect OKRs?

The Objective and Key Results (OKR) framework is a simple goal-setting methodology that was introduced at Intel by Andy Grove in the 70s. It became popular after John Doerr introduced it to Google in the 90s, and it's now used by teams of all sizes to set and track ambitious goals at scale.

Formulating strong OKRs can be a complex endeavor, particularly for first-timers. Prioritizing outcomes over projects is crucial when developing your plans.

We've tailored a list of OKRs examples for Infrastructure Architect to help you. You can look at any of the templates below to get some inspiration for your own goals.

If you want to learn more about the framework, you can read our OKR guide online.

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Our customisable Infrastructure Architect OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Infrastructure Architect. We also included strategic projects for each template to make it easier to understand the difference between key results and projects.

Hope you'll find this helpful!

1OKRs to consolidate and streamline server infrastructure

  • ObjectiveConsolidate and streamline server infrastructure
  • Key ResultCreate comprehensive upgrade plan for remaining servers
  • TaskAnalyze necessary improvements for each server
  • TaskIdentify all servers that require an upgrade
  • TaskSketch a detailed upgrade timeline
  • Key ResultImplement updated server technology in 40% of systems
  • TaskIdentify the systems suitable for updated server technology
  • TaskCommence 40% system upgrade with updated server technology
  • TaskPrepare servers for technology upgrades in chosen systems
  • Key ResultReduce active servers by 15% without impacting performance
  • TaskExecute server consolidation without affecting user experience
  • TaskIdentify least-occupied servers and potential consolidation opportunities
  • TaskMonitor server performance regularly post-consolidation

2OKRs to efficiently migrate services and databases to Google Cloud

  • ObjectiveEfficiently migrate services and databases to Google Cloud
  • Key ResultAchieve minimal downtime during the migration process
  • TaskConduct regular communication regarding the migration process with all relevant stakeholders
  • TaskPerform a thorough assessment of the existing infrastructure and identify potential issues
  • TaskDevelop a detailed migration plan with clear timelines and allocated resources
  • TaskImplement redundancy measures and backup systems to minimize the impact of any disruptions
  • Key ResultOptimize costs by analyzing and implementing cost-effective solutions in Google Cloud
  • TaskIdentify and eliminate any unnecessary services or resources to reduce expenses
  • TaskRegularly monitor and review cost reports and adjust strategies accordingly
  • TaskResearch and implement more cost-effective alternatives or optimized configurations for existing services
  • TaskConduct a thorough analysis of current Google Cloud services and associated costs
  • Key ResultEnsure seamless data migration from existing databases to Google Cloud
  • TaskPerform necessary data cleansing and transformation to ensure compatibility with Google Cloud
  • TaskAssess current database structure and data volume for smooth migration planning
  • TaskCreate a detailed data migration strategy outlining steps, tools, and timelines
  • TaskExecute step-by-step migration process, verifying data integrity and minimizing downtime
  • Key ResultSuccessfully migrate all services from current platform to Google Cloud

3OKRs to streamline data architecture to enhance overall efficiency and decision-making

  • ObjectiveStreamline data architecture to enhance overall efficiency and decision-making
  • Key ResultImprove data governance framework to ensure data quality and compliance
  • TaskIdentify and rectify gaps in the current data governance policies
  • TaskImplement regular compliance checks and audits for data management
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive data quality standards and measurement metrics
  • Key ResultEnhance data infrastructure scalability to support future growth and evolving needs
  • TaskImplement scalable data management solutions
  • TaskMonitor and adjust scalability strategies regularly
  • TaskEvaluate current data infrastructure strengths and limitations
  • Key ResultIncrease data integration automation to reduce manual efforts by 30%
  • TaskImplement automation software to streamline data integration
  • TaskMonitor and assess efficiency improvements post-implementation
  • TaskEvaluate existing data integration processes and identify manual efforts

4OKRs to develop a scalable architecture for a video streaming platform

  • ObjectiveDevelop a scalable architecture for a video streaming platform
  • Key ResultIntegrate a monitoring system to ensure 99.99% platform availability and uptime
  • Key ResultAchieve an average video load time of 3 seconds or less for 95% of users
  • Key ResultIncrease platform's streaming capacity by 30% to accommodate higher user traffic
  • TaskConduct load testing and identify performance bottlenecks to optimize streaming capacity
  • TaskImplement content delivery network (CDN) to distribute traffic and reduce latency
  • TaskOptimize server configurations to increase platform's streaming capacity by 30%
  • TaskUpgrade network infrastructure for improved bandwidth and faster streaming capabilities
  • Key ResultImplement a distributed storage solution to reduce data retrieval time by 20%
  • TaskDesign and develop a robust distributed storage architecture
  • TaskImplement and thoroughly test the chosen distributed storage solution
  • TaskResearch and identify suitable distributed storage solutions
  • TaskConduct a thorough analysis of the current storage system

Infrastructure Architect OKR best practices to boost success

Generally speaking, your objectives should be ambitious yet achievable, and your key results should be measurable and time-bound (using the SMART framework can be helpful). It is also recommended to list strategic initiatives under your key results, as it'll help you avoid the common mistake of listing projects in your KRs.

Here are a couple of best practices extracted from our OKR implementation guide 👇

Tip #1: Limit the number of key results

The #1 role of OKRs is to help you and your team focus on what really matters. Business-as-usual activities will still be happening, but you do not need to track your entire roadmap in the OKRs.

We recommend having 3-4 objectives, and 3-4 key results per objective. A platform like Tability can run audits on your data to help you identify the plans that have too many goals.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's audit dashboard will highlight opportunities to improve OKRs

Tip #2: Commit to weekly OKR check-ins

Don't fall into the set-and-forget trap. It is important to adopt a weekly check-in process to get the full value of your OKRs and make your strategy agile – otherwise this is nothing more than a reporting exercise.

Being able to see trends for your key results will also keep yourself honest.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's check-ins will save you hours and increase transparency

Tip #3: No more than 2 yellow statuses in a row

Yes, this is another tip for goal-tracking instead of goal-setting (but you'll get plenty of OKR examples above). But, once you have your goals defined, it will be your ability to keep the right sense of urgency that will make the difference.

As a rule of thumb, it's best to avoid having more than 2 yellow/at risk statuses in a row.

Make a call on the 3rd update. You should be either back on track, or off track. This sounds harsh but it's the best way to signal risks early enough to fix things.

How to turn your Infrastructure Architect OKRs in a strategy map

Your quarterly OKRs should be tracked weekly in order to get all the benefits of the OKRs framework. Reviewing progress periodically has several advantages:

  • It brings the goals back to the top of the mind
  • It will highlight poorly set OKRs
  • It will surface execution risks
  • It improves transparency and accountability

Spreadsheets are enough to get started. Then, once you need to scale you can use a proper OKR platform to make things easier.

A strategy map in TabilityTability's Strategy Map makes it easy to see all your org's OKRs

If you're not yet set on a tool, you can check out the 5 best OKR tracking templates guide to find the best way to monitor progress during the quarter.

More Infrastructure Architect OKR templates

We have more templates to help you draft your team goals and OKRs.

OKRs resources

Here are a list of resources to help you adopt the Objectives and Key Results framework.

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